The Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship Now Accepting Applications

Help solve public policy challenges in Canada. Open to faculty and postdoctoral fellows in all disciplines.

03 December 2019

The Canadian Science Policy Fellowship is now accepting applications from prospective fellows interested in undertaking a year-long policy position within a Canadian government host office beginning in September 2020.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident*
  • Hold a PhD in any academic discipline at the start of the fellowship
  • Participate full-time in a 12-month fellowship at the host office
  • Secure accommodation in the host city, and relocate to their host office as needed
  • Negotiate a leave of absence from their current employer, as applicable
Applications will be accepted until February 5, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PT. For more information, please visit the Canadian Science Policy Fellowship or contact

*Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status is required to obtain a security clearance with a host office to begin a fellowship. Specific citizenship requirements will vary by host office. All applicants must have Canadian citizenship or permanent residency prior to the start of the interview process (May 2020).